ARC Broward 954-746-9400 10250 NW 53rd Street, Sunrise, FL 33351
www.arcbroward.com Sliding Scale Spanish M-F: 8:00am - 6:00pm Provides support and assistance to children and adults with Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other developmental disabilities. Offers rehabilitation services (OT, PT, Speech Therapy), in-home parent training, respite care, social and job skills for transitioning youth, and specialized summer camp for youth with developmental disabilities and moderate to severe behavioral challenges, 3-21 years. Also offers adult day and residential programs and employment for adults and children
Parents As Teachers Program (PAT) Offers family education and support, case management, mental health and applied behavioral analysis for parents of children with special needs, birth-10 years.
Preschool Education & Infant Stimulation Provides certified teachers with a low student/teacher ratio for full-day year-round, instructional curriculum of activities and therapies to facilitate growth for children with developmental disabilities. Operates a developmental preschool for children, 18 months-5 years, with extended care available before and after school hours.
ARCHWAYS 954-763-2030 919 NE13th Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 www.archways.org Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole, Italian, American Sign Language Provides behavioral healthcare to persons suffering from severe and persistent mental illness or mental illness/substance abuse issues. Treatment services include case management, nursing/medical care, psychosocial rehabilitation, outpatient treatment, psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, supported employment services, residential supported housing and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). Also provides prevention through education to youth and adults in the community on various topics including substance abuse prevention and violence prevention.
ATLANTIC TECHNICAL COLLEGE 754-321-5100 4700 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Arthur Ashe Jr. Campus 754-322-2800 1701 NW 23 Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 www.atlantictechnicalcollege.com
Public post-secondary career and technical education center, operating under the authority of the School Board of Broward County and the Florida Department of Education. Provides technical training, adult general education classes and support for disabled students under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA).
BEST BUDDIES BROWARD 954-449-6522 3450 Lakeside Drive # 304, Miramar, FL 33027 www.bestbuddiesflorida.org
No Fee Pairs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with volunteers for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development.
BROWARD COLLEGE 954-201-7350 www.broward.edu
Central Campus A. Hugh Adams Campus 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314
South Campus Judson A. Samuels Campus 7200 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Online Campus 225 E. Las Olas Blvd. Bldg 31, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
North Campus 1000 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Weston Center 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, FL 33332
Coral Springs Center 3500 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065
Miramar Town Center 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025
Pines Center 16957 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331
Downtown Campus Willis A. Holcombe Center 111 E. Las Olas Blvd. Bldg 33, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Cypress Creek Administrative Center 6400 NW 6th Way, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Miramar West Center 1930 SW 145th Avenue, Miramar, FL 33027 visit: www.broward.edu
Tigertail Lake Center 580 Gulfstream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004
Child Care Certification Courses 888-352-2842 Offers 40-hour required course for basic childcare employment in Florida.
RENEW (Refugees Entering New Enterprises & Workforce) Provides job readiness training to refugees, asylees, and victims of human trafficking who are living in Broward County.
BROWARD COUNTY FAMILY SUCCESS ADMINISTRATION DIVISION 954-357-6367 / TTY: 800-955-8770
Edgar P. Mills Multipurpose Center 900 NW 31st Avenue, #3000, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 www.broward.org/familysuccess
No Fee Spanish, French, Creole, American Sign Language Telephone for Hearing Impaired M-F: 8:30am-5:00pm
Family Success Centers Provides social services information, referrals and services to assist individuals and families in setting goals, learning skills, and accessing the services for self-sufficiency.
North Region Family Success Center 954-357-5340
Annie L. Weaver Health Center 2011 NW 3rd Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Northwest Region Family Success Center 954-357-5000 10077 NW 29th Street, Coral Springs, FL 33065 M-F: 8:00am-5:00pm
Central Region Family Success Center 954-357-5001
Edgar P. Mills Multi-Purpose Center 900 NW 31st Avenue, #3000, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm
South Region Family Success Center 954-357-5650
Carver Ranches 4733 SW 18th Street, West Park, FL 33023 M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Davie Family Success Center 954-797-2054 4700 Davie Road, #B, Davie, FL 33314 M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Community Action Agency 954-357-5025 900 NW 31st Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Housing Options Program 954-357-5099 (formerly Homeless Initiative Partnership) 900 NW 31st Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm Provides intensive case management for families in need of temporary subsidized rental assistance including a life management skills program. Assists chronically homeless individuals with mental health or substance abuse issues to transition from homelessness to living independently.
BROWARD OUTREACH CENTERS SOUTH 954-926-7417 2056 Scott Street, Hollywood, FL 33020 NORTH 954-979-6365
1700 Blount Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33069 www.miamirescuemission.com/boc.htm Provides food, shelter, substance abuse treatment, education, computer literacy, job placement, healthcare and spiritual development in a drug and alcohol-free environment.
BROWARD PARTNERSHIP (formerly Broward Partnership for the Homeless) 954-779-3990 920 NW 7 Avenue Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 www.bphi.org No Fee Spanish, French, Creole 24/7 Provides emergency homeless shelter for men, women and families with children. Current residents receive meals; primary medical and dental care; mental health diagnosis, treatment and psychiatric services; and substance abuse education, prevention, intervention and treatment including 12-Step programs. Access to child care, parenting education, support groups, family therapy, educational services, including GED classes, vocational assessment, job readiness, job training and placement services, life skills and computer classes. Referrals for emergency shelter services must be received via the Homeless Helpline at 954-563-4357 (954-563-HELP).
CAREERSOURCE BROWARD Job Seekers: 954-202-3830 / Employers 954-677-JOBS
CareerSource Broward provides innovative employment, job training and workforce services to businesses and individuals in Broward County. Through our three career centers, we help individuals become self-sufficient by offering direct job placements, virtual professional workshops, scholarships for work-based training, as well as workforce services for small, medium and large businesses. Our career centers are open Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 6 PM and Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. We are closed on legal holidays. Staff are available to assist customers in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.
More information at: www.careersourcebroward.com
North Career Center 954-969-3541
4941 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Central Career Center 954-677-5555
2610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
South Career Center 954-967-1010
7550 Davie Road Extension, Hollywood, FL 33024
CARE RESOURCE 954-567-7141 / FAX: 954-565-5624
871 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park, FL 33311 www.careresource.org
M-T-Th-F: 8:00am - 5:15pm W: 8:00am-7:30pm
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a program that helps individuals who are in care with Behavioral Health – acquire the necessary skills to integrate into the job market to find employment. IPS utilizes a team approach as IPS specialists meet with Behavioral Health providers and clients to develop an individualized plan that supports employment. IPS Specialists interact with employers and create opportunities that match the individual to the employer.
CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OF BROWARD 954-722-6400 / TTY: 954-735-0963
4800 N. State Road 7, Suite 102, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319 www.cilbroward.org No Fee Spanish, Telephone for the Hearing Impaired M-F: 9:30am - 5:00pm Provides advocacy, independent living skills, peer support groups, training to improve employability skills, assistive technology, and equipment loan use and youth services.
COVENANT HOUSE FLORIDA 954-561-5559
733 Breakers Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 www.covenanthousefl.org
No Fee Spanish, Creole 24/7 Emergency shelter for youth under 21 years, including youth with babies. Provides parent education, counseling, employment assistance, and life skills instruction.
DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES 954-746-1770
7771 W. Oakland Park Blvd., #185, Sunrise, FL 33351 www.myflorida.com/dbs No Fee Spanish, Creole M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm Provides rehabilitation services to persons who are blind or have a severe visual impairment.
Independent Living Services Assists individuals who are blind or severely visually impaired to live more independently in their homes and communities.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Assists blind and visually impaired individuals seeking employment.
Braille and Talking Books Library Services Provides reading materials to individuals who have trouble reading print because of sight impairment, reading disability or difficulty holding a book due to arthritis, stroke or an accident.
FLITE CENTER 954-530-4686 (Fort Lauderdale Independence Training & Education Center) 1100 W. McNab Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.flitecenter.org Assists youth and young adults transitioning out of the foster care system with the life skills and education necessary to become self-sufficient, live independently and maintain employment.
FLORIDA DEPT. OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (formerly Agency for Workforce Innovation) 866-352-2345 / TTY:800-955-8771 www.floridajobs.org
Florida Reemployment Office 800-204-2418 www.fluidnow.com (online application) Provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own.
Special Unemployment Compensation Program
Disaster Unemployment Assistance Provides assistance to individuals who do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits from Florida or any other state and whose unemployment is a direct result of a disaster.
Trade Readjustment Allowance Program Provides training, job search, relocation allowances, and other reemployment services to individuals who have been totally or partially separated from their job due to increased foreign imports.
Workforce Services Provides support services to Career Source to support employers and assist individuals to gain employment, remain employed and advance in their careers. See Career Source for locations.
HALLANDALE BEACH HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT 954-457-1460
Austin Hepburn Center 750 NW 8th Avenue, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 www.hallandalebeachfl.gov No Fee
After School Program: $200 resident / $250 non-resident annually Spanish M-F: 8:00am - 5:30pm
After School Program - M-F: 2:00pm - 5:30pm Senior Activity Center - M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm Provides social services to the residents of Hallandale Beach including job assistance.
Youth Services Provides after-school tutorial enrichment program for youth up to 17 years with transportation for students from Hallandale Elementary and Gulfstream Middle Schools, and spring break and summer camps for youth grades K-8.
Senior Activity Center Provides round-trip transportation, arts & crafts, computer classes, music, enhanced fitness, educational forums, and job assistance.
HANDS ON BROWARD (formerly Volunteer Broward) 954-233-1300 6600 W. Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319
www.handsonbroward.org No Fee M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm Provides hands-on volunteer experience by matching individuals and groups with non-profit agencies with volunteer openings. Volunteer opportunities are available in a wide range of programs for people of all ages.
H.A.N.D.Y. (Helping Abused, Neglected and Dependent Youth) 954-522-2911 501 NE 8th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 www.handyinc.org No Fee Spanish, Creole Provides assessments, case management and counseling for at-risk youth, birth-23 years, who have been removed from their home due to domestic violence, substance abuse, physical and/or sexual abuse or abandonment. Offers tutoring, mentoring, social and recreational activities, emergency assistance for food and clothing, school supplies, housing, life skills training, post-secondary education support, internships, and job placements. Referral from a social service agency is required.
HENDERSON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 954-486-4005 / TTY: 954-584-4981 4740 N. State Road 7, Bldg. C #201, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319 www.hendersonbehavioralhealth.org
Insurance, Sliding Scale, Medicare, Medicaid Offers crisis intervention supported employment, and adult and youth case management, psycho-social rehabilitation and college/university student counseling.
Community Support Services:
PATH Project, Forensic & HILL Project 954-730-7284 4720 N. State Road 7, Bldg. B, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319
F.A.C.T. 954-485-8888 4720 N. State Road 7, Bldg. B, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319
Adult Outpatient & Psycho-social Rehabilitation Services:
New Vistas 954-731-1000 2900 W. Prospect Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Central 954-791-4300 330 SW 27th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
South 954-921-2600 1957 Jackson Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
West 954-888-7999 3501 S. University Drive, #6, Davie, FL 33328
HISPANIC UNITY OF FLORIDA 954-964-8884 840 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021 www.hispanicunity.org
No Fee Spanish, Telephone for Hearing Impaired M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm Provides services to ease the cultural transition for newcomers from other nations. Provides education including ESOL classes, employment, economic development, health services, civic engagement, and basic legal assistance. Certified application counselors and navigators are available to assist with enrollment in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace insurance.
Unity 4 Kids Provides licensed dual-language preschool that prepares children for academic and social success in kindergarten.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT 954-979-7100 1130 Coconut Creek Blvd Coconut Creek, FL 33066 www.jasouthflorida.org Educates students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness
LIGHTHOUSE OF BROWARD COUNTY 954-463-4217 650 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
www.lhob.org No Fee Provides instruction in specific skills needed by low vision or blind persons including low vision clinic, a retail store for aids and appliances, group and individual counseling, and job readiness. In-home and in-agency programs are available. Offers specialized programs for children with visual impairment.
Adult Vision Rehabilitation Provides independent living skills leading to success in school, college, work, family and community for blind and visually impaired teens, adults and seniors.
Bright Beginnings Provides specialized early intervention services for visually impaired children, birth-5 years. Offers parents and caregivers tools to help their child reach critical developmental stages that are normally achieved through visual interaction with the world. Services are also available in the child’s natural environments such as home, daycare or another therapy provider’s location.
Teen LIFE (Learning Independence From Experience) Offers year-round after-school and weekend transition program for youth 13-21 years and a 6-week intensive summer program for planning post-high school life.
MC FATTER TECHNICAL CENTER 754-321-5700 6500 Nova Drive, Davie, FL 33314 www.mcfattertech.com Public post-secondary career and technical education center, operating under the authority of the School Board of Broward County and the Florida Department of Education. Provides curricula for both basic and advanced instruction in the academic and occupational programs.
OIC OF SOUTH FLORIDA 954-563-3535 (Opportunities Industrialization Centers of Broward County) 3407 Powerline Road, #100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.oicsfl.org No Fee Provides self-help skills and employment opportunities for disadvantaged and underemployed residents of Broward County. Offers outpatient re-entry services for prison inmates.
SALVATION ARMY 954-524-6991 1445 W. Broward Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 www.salvationarmyfortlauderdale.org Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm The faith-based organization provides social services including food, shelter, and clothing to those in need. Also offers disaster relief services, childcare centers, AIDS education, and residential services, medical facilities, shelters for battered women and children, family counseling, vocational training, and substance abuse rehabilitation.
SECOND CHANCE SOCIETY 954-763-5999 1835 SE 4th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 www.secondchancesociety.org No Fee M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm Assists homeless and other struggling individuals who are seeking employment to obtain basic tools, uniforms or work clothes, business licenses or certifications. May also assist with payment for vocational training or books. Provides help in securing birth certificate and/or I.D.
SHERIDAN TECHNICAL CENTER 754-321-5400 / 754-321-3900 5400 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL 33021 20251 Stirling Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33332 www.sheridantechnical.com Public post-secondary career and technical education center, operating under the authority of the School Board of Broward County and the Florida Department of Education. Provides academic support programs including GED preparation, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), and post-secondary workforce development training for individuals beyond compulsory school attendance age.
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION 800-772-1213 / TTY: 800-325-0778 3201 W. Commercial Blvd. # 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.ssa.gov No Fee M, Tu, Th, F: 9:00am - 4:00pm; W: 9:00am - 12:00pm Automated services: 24/7 Ticket To Work Program 866-968-7842 www.ssa.gov/work Voluntary federally-funded employment program that helps people who receive disability benefits return to work or work for the first time while keeping their Medicare or Medicaid. Offers vocational rehabilitation and other support services that assist in achieving employment goals.
URBAN LEAGUE 954-584-0777 560 NW 27th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 www.ulbroward.org No Fee
Provides training, career-building and job placement services that equip individuals to enter or re-enter the workforce. Offers education for financial literacy, budgeting, credit counseling, homeownership, foreclosure prevention, and loan modification. Youth development programs provide skills to excel academically and avoid at-risk behavior.
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 800-451-4327
Sunrise 954-747-7900 7771 W. Oakland Park Blvd., #201, Sunrise, FL 33351
Hollywood 954-893-5093 7550 Davie Road Extension, Hollywood, FL 33024
Fort Lauderdale 954-202-3800 1400 W. Commercial Blvd., #115, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.rehabworks.org No Fee Assists individuals with a physical, mental or emotional disability to achieve employment goals. Provides medical/psychological evaluations, counseling, interpreter services, adjustment services, and employment assistance.
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA FLORIDA 954-735-5068 Broward Office 2713 N. Andrews Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL 33311 www.voaflorida.org No Fee Provides supportive housing to adults, families, and veterans experiencing homelessness, individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse, and persons with limited financial resources. Offers assistance with behavioral health care, supportive housing, education, training, and employment.
YOUTH CO-OP 954-971-1163 2424 W Oakland Park Blvd Oakland Park, FL 33311 www.ycoop.org No Fee Spanish, French, Creole Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:30pm Assists refugees, asylees and public interest parolees to ease transition to their new country. Serves youth as well as adults, families and recent immigrants who may be unemployed or underemployed, economically disadvantaged, or face barriers to employment.
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